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Business News: Challenge on gas mileage claims

(CNN)- The federal government may require automakers to road test their cars to make sure the gas mileage claims are accurate.  The EPA currently tests 10 to 15 percent of new vehicles each year.  The other 85 percent are tested by the car companies using computer modeling, wind tunnels and treadmill-like tests. Those test methods are coming under scrutiny by the agency.  Hyundai and Kia lowered fuel economy estimates for some 2012 and 2013 models after the EPA found discrepancies.  The EPA says the only way to assure accurate miles per gallon is for car makers to do road tests.

(CNN)- The cost of feeding your sweet tooth just went up. Hershey's increased prices Tuesday on Kisses, Mister Goodbar, Whoppers and other chocolate treats by about eight percent. The company blames the price hike on the higher cost of ingredients, transportation and utilities. The cost of cocoa, dairy and nuts have also gone up.

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